About me

'When your expertise and passion come together, your energy starts to flow. THEN you are at your best. I have long believed that only the "lucky few" can achieve this. For years it has intrigued me how we function as people - what drives us and what limits us. I started delving into personal development through courses and self-study. As I gained more insight into my own limiting beliefs on the one hand and the endless possibilities on the other, my fascination only grew.

It took me quite some time and the journey was bumpy - old paradigms and thinking patterns were stubborn. In the end, I was able to bring together my passion and expertise in creating social impact. I still remember the moment I decided to do what felt 'right' for me and the experience when many pieces finally fell into place.

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'For most of my professional career I have worked in international financial leadership roles, both in a bank and in a multinational company. Working with different cultures has always fascinated me. It taught me to never just make assumptions, but to listen deeply and question my own frame of reference. Developing financial solutions for healthcare projects in challenging environments gave me the most energy. Providing financing could make the difference between much-needed medical assistance becoming available in healthcare facilities or not.

The role of connector and bridge builder has proven to be one of my strengths, enabling me to bring about positive change by first properly aligning vision, values and goals. Addressing societal challenges requires intrapreneurs and changemakers. I experience again and again how much true purpose and making impact increases the engagement of employees and their leaders. I am happy to guide you in bringing your expertise and passion together so that your leadership has real meaning and impact.'


  • New Leadership Coach program Paradise Shaper
  • Fostering Sustainable Change Ashoka
  • Various Leadership Training Philips
  • International Banking Deutsche Bank

Work Experience

  • Paradise Trainer & Coach Paradise Shaper International
  • Impact Finance Philips Foundation
  • Regional Head W-Europe & Africa Philips Capital
  • Global Business Development Philips Capital
  • Various Customer Finance roles Philips Healthcare
  • Manager of International Finance Deutsche Bank